A Direct Relief partner for over two decades, BD is a medical technology company that collaborates on numerous initiatives, providing both cash support and medical products.

Strategic Initiatives

BD supports Direct Relief through several key initiatives including volunteer services trips, which connect employees with technical expertise to overseas healthcare providers, as well as the Helping Build Healthy Communities program, which funds community health centers as they reach underserved and vulnerable populations. Large-scale donations of needles, syringes and other products to enable many Direct Relief initiatives, including those addressing tuberculosis, human papillomavirus, and opioid addiction.

Building Healthy Communities

The Helping Build Healthy Communities initiative is funded BD and implemented together with Direct Relief and the National Association of Community Health Centers. The program provides award funding and products to community health centers to support innovative approaches in the delivery of health care to underserved populations. Learn more >>

Access to PleurXTM for Uninsured Patients

Becton Dickinson (BD) is partnering with Direct Relief to donate PleurX System products to health facilities for their patients who are uninsured and in financial need. The PleurX System is used to help patients manage recurrent pleural effusions or malignant ascites at home.

For information on receiving a donation of PleurX, click here >>

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